mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got as a Christmas gift, 2013 edition. Wish I had another bottle to let age. Sweet. Very sweet. Heavy on the palate. I think it would be awesome with a little age
plinythederek (22) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
i ventured far into the deep space of Durham NC to find this 22oz bottle of madness. It pours out midnight black with a very little beige head. The aroma is a wonderful mixture of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and honey. Itís so good once it hits your lips. Nice woody bourbon taste mixed with sweet honey. And the aftertaste is killer awesome as well. Sweet vanilla woody bourbon just stays on your tongue. My good lord. In my opinion, if you find this beer get it!
jackl (5369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chrisoís Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Cheers to Bruce for bringing this along! The pourís brown with a small head. Chocolate brownie nose. Some vanilla, rocky road fudge. Some dark fruits. The taste is hot and sweet. Cocoa, raisin. Vanilla. Spicy yule log. Full body, syrupy. Soft carbonation. Pleasantly fat, flavorful.
mbtrailbuilder (13) - , North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice stout with a heavy raisin taste, but I think itís a bit overrated.This is a great stout, but I think itís overrated for the price you have to pay. Olde Hickory is doing a great job with this stout, but the price at the local bottle shop where a patron gave me a taste was just too much. Great stout in the $8-10 range for a 22oz, but not at the $15 price point.
harrymel (1539) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a quilt of mocha foam. Smell was evident as soon as I cracked the bottle. I donít know what barrels they used here, but I only have smelled this nose in PVW 20+ yr barrel aged beers. Minerals, nougat, vanilla, booze, cocoa, marzipan and honey in here. Really complex nose. Flavor is robust with sweet malts, some caramel, some fudge and some molasses. Again the honey is evident - which surprises me. Mineral character still there also. Full bodied with low carb and an off-dry finish. Nice beer, really the nose does it, the flavor doesnít do the olfactory justice.
Vestergaard (676) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2010. Pours slight reddish Black with a pretty Dark Brown head. Aroma has Got choco malts, gun powder, soy and stuff. Taste reveals some bourbon and sweetness. Vanilla and some saltyness. Really exclusive! Thanks to motherbrother!
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Westmeister (1981) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at GABF - Pours thick black with nice brown head. Nice is big bold bourbon and roast. Flavor is equally as big, but quite smooth. Coffee, bourbon, just a hint of booze, oak, tar, dark fruit, vanilla. Very very nice.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with rxeight. Pours jet black with tan head. Nose is of well blended bourbon and vanilla. Taste is similar and we both concurred that its comprable to black note but lacked the viscous body. Nice beer.
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with Lotta. Pours pitch black with a good a bit lacing brown head. Aroma is intensily rich vanilla bourbon soy coffee chocolate barrel sweet roasted. Flavor as fantastic as aroma perfectly acidy bitter sweet dark chocolate coffee slightly boozy a bit fruity and dark fruits. A real treat.
rxeight (1733) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to trev1179 (BA). Aroma is almost identical to blacknote. Lots of bourbon and chocolate. Touch of heat but not as much as most. Milk stout aftertaste. Palate is a little thin compared to most bba stouts. Lots of carbonation.